Mediterranean diet protects against multiple sclerosis
In the first study of its type, doctors examined the link between the Mediterranean diet and chances of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). In the study, researchers compared the diets of 70 men and women with MS to 142 people without MS. Overall, men and women who consumed more fruits or vegetables were more than 70 percent less likely to develop MS compared to those who got less fruits or vegetables. Doctors also found a link to refined grains: those who consumed more refined grains were more likely to develop MS.

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains (not refined) are good sources of fiber, and fiber-rich foods play an important role in preventing chronic diseases because of the bioactive, antioxidant, and anti-carcinogenic properties these foods possess, doctors said.

Reference: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016;25(2):377-84.
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